Gehlot honours Olympic champions, encourages sports

While honouring Olympic medal winners in an official function held at Vidhyadhar nagar Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan Chief Minister. Ashok Gehlot has asserted that his government was committed to encourage sports in the state and was making best efforts in this direction. Gehlot gifted a cheque of Rs 50 lacks to medalists Shushil Kumar and Vijay Kumar. Other Olympic medalists like Gagan Narang, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Yogeshwar Datt were also given a cheque of 25 lack rupees each. Gehlot also said that India's first sports university was being opened in Jhunjhunu. The Chief Minister also announced a budget of Rs 50 lacks for the revival of traditional games of India.